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by rxlexi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 715
Views: 43361

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Why don't we petition for an arts tax to pay for the new UMKC conservatory and arts development at JCCC? I wonder what the requirements of the petition are. A petition for something positive, rather than a negative attack campaign on development throughout the city? Brilliant! I agree that in theor...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3044
Views: 207578

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Harry Starkers


Yep. That was a great space. So sad when it was leased to a law firm - the end of a long restaurant/entertainment run.
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Brewpubs
Replies: 48
Views: 1244

Re: Brewpubs

I really like the scale of the operation, I think that is what KC doesn't have; A large scale brew pub in a central location like Wynkoops or Free State. Gordon Biersch is the only thing close. As mentioned, I think McCoy's especially, and Brewery Emperial to a lesser degree (size/scale/more hipste...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1612
Views: 121442

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Quick FYI - Burrito Bros in City Market has extended evening hours to 8:00 PM Tues - Sat.

Check them out and support more dinner options within the market!

Would still love to get a point where the majority of market vendors have evening hours, even if limited.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Brewpubs
Replies: 48
Views: 1244

Re: Brewpubs

Brewery Emperial and McCoy's have this reasonably well covered, I think. Both have good beer and good to very good food at reasonable prices, nice patios, etc. I'm not sure that the "brewpub" genre is as desirable as it once was - there are too many places that serve both solid food and lo...
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Yep, Kaldi open until 8 Thurs - Sat I think. There is of course Thou Mayest as well. Haven't tried the new Spokes yet but they may become another option.

Was REALLY hoping the new Roasterie in Corrigan Station would have "normal" coffee shop hours, or closer at least. Closes at 6. Boo.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up
Replies: 21
Views: 3916

Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

FYI - Kilo Charlie has reduced their evening hours; they now close at 4:00 PM. Typical. I enjoyed espressos and nitros there on several occasions after work and was usually the only person there. The space is very pretty, with a big window into the gorgeous, redesigned lobby. Bummer.
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3044
Views: 207578

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

i dont think Rye on the plaza is an effort to entice JoCo residents to go to the Plaza. (1) JoCo presence on the plaza is already quite strong and probably isn't hurt or helped by Rye. (2) the plaza is a super-regional destination so it's probably more about attracting or keeping the MO/KS/IA/NE/AR...
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 75
Views: 8751

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Reserve is definitely open and continuing to provide a great lunch and happy hour/dinner. Yep didn't mean to imply they had closed, and to be fair I haven't been in some time. Just have felt like that space could justify a restaurant/venue that becomes a household name among locals as a solid dinne...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 75
Views: 8751

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Great news. I've been impressed with the Ambassador renovation since it opened. Glad to hear they're doing well enough to expand on that scale.

Would love it if they could get a marquee restaurant tenant in there to take advantage of that beautiful lobby/bar space but unlikely under Marriott.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 99588

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

Currently downtown is on an upswing but go back to the 70's and 80's the Plaza and Crown Center definitely had a more positive vibe, outlook and future than downtown. Absolutely. But I would take issue with the opinion that these places have had anywhere near the detrimental effect on downtown that...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 99588

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

The Plaza area probably has had as much negative affect on downtown as JoCo. Disagree. Looking at office space alone, the lifeblood of a CBD, JoCo has created massively more square footage than plaza/midtown and the effect continues to depress the downtown market. Plaza is in no way comparable. Per...
by rxlexi
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3387
Views: 159062

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I found myself chuckling last week after having the most amazingly convenient (that word again!) airport experience of my life, at KCI. All of the cards aligned - late arrival (10:45 PM) on Thursday evening from Little Rock, exiting on SW gate nearest the baggage claim, bags were actually unloaded v...
by rxlexi
Mon May 22, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 11512

Re: Brookside

it's also much more walkable to amenities and services than our prior location (south hyde park) trying not to derail the conversation about BKS, but this statement is such a perfect example of how far Hyde Park, specifically, is from functioning as a truly desirable urban neighborhood. Without any...
by rxlexi
Fri May 19, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 474
Views: 39745

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

NOOO not Po's! Was my favorite Chinese in the city for many years. It will be missed. I've been spending a lot of time out-of-town and hadn't yet noticed it was gone. Blue Koi finally shut em down. Shit.
by rxlexi
Fri May 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 11512

Re: Brookside

Tried to go to Julian back in October with out-of-town family. Was completely dead (albeit weeknight), had to wait quite a while for the one front of house staff member to acknowledge us, inquire about seating. Looked a little run down. No Celina. Ended up at Carmen's nearby. The writing seemed on t...
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1569
Views: 122735

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Noticed one of my urban pet peeves while in Westport recently. New businesses going into a space but leaving up an old sign, or tattered remnants of such: Snow & Co left the giant old green "WESTPORT/BLAYNEYS" sign right over their front door (as did prior tenant). Mills Record Co has ...
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1112
Views: 61836

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Why don't we just stage a sit-in on her illegal little chunk of heaven? This would be hilarious. And awesome. While I understand that there is little to be won for the city/KCATA in fighting her on this, I'm kind of with Pash that I wish it was at least acknowledged and mocked in the public realm.
by rxlexi
Thu May 18, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 911 and 915 Broadway to become loft apartments
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: 911 and 915 Broadway to become loft apartments

Managed by Yarco - are these LIHTC units?
by rxlexi
Fri May 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Armour Road Redevelopment Area (ARRA)
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Re: Armour Road Redevelopment Area (ARRA)

A little bit of additional info about "One North" development from NKC Business Council: Attendees at the North Kansas City Business Council membership luncheon on Thursday, April 27, at Black on Burlington heard all about One North from Master Developer Rick Worner. Here are some highligh...

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